Chinese Core Collections

The Chinese collections at the Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient Library started developing at the end of the 1950's, period during which the school moved from Southeast Asia to Paris. The Chinese collection was constructed in parallel to the EFEO's domains of excellency: art, archeology, history, anthropology, philology and religious sciences. In order to keep an up to date view of sinology, we never lose track of the development of our sinologists' researches (among whom M. Bussotti, P. Calanca, L. Y. Kuo, A. Arrault).
Following the evolution of Chinese collections in Parisian libraries, we coordinated with several specialized institutions (Collège de France, Bulac), in order to offer a homogeneous, complementary and complete Chinese collections throughout Paris.
Due to the EFEO presence in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, our collections benefit every year from exchanges and donations from prestigious institutions (Academia Sinica in Taiwan, The Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing...).
The Chinese collections are composed of about 15 000 monographs (which 75% are in Chinese) and 450 periodicals (half of which are in Chinese) among which 150 are current Chinese titles.
Last but not least, the Chinese collections also have non-printed material: rubbings, Luo manuscripts, Naxi (Dongba) manuscripts, maps and som collections at the photolibrary.

Contact: Dat-Wei Lau, head of the China and Korea collections

 

EFEO News
New publication
14 December 2017
Arts Asiatiques 72 (2017)


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International Workshop on Chinese Local History and Local Society, 14th and 15th December
Paris, France,

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, Michela Bussotti (EFEO) and Joseph McDermott (University of Cambridge) organize an international workshop on the study of society and local history that finalize the project FOES (Families, Organizations and Economies: inside and beyond local history in China, XV-XX century - projet exploratoire PSL) thanks to the support of PSL, EFEO and CECMC (UMR CCJ).

Programme (PDF)

Maison de l'Asie, 1st floor Salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris

Contact: Michela Bussotti
New publication
06 December 2017
Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 25 (2016)

Daoist Lives, Community and Place

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Release of the photographic collection of Pierre Pichard

999 photographs by the architect Pierre Pichard, former member of the EFEO, are now on line on the photo library website. These pictures were taken between 1987 and 2004 during missions in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea.
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Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 13th November Ryosuke Furui (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo) is speaking on "Changing Structure of Political Powers in South Asia: Bengal from the Fifth to the Thirteenth Century"

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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